Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summertime Blues

Well the last I looked at the garden ... Last weekend really ... we had STANDING WATER in amongst the peas & beans, the grass nests surrounding the cabbages were washed away, and the pumpkins were loving it all.

We had 3 inches of rain from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon ... And major ruts in our driveway because of it ... 

Hubby said that on Thursday that he noticed the corn, beans and peas were up about 2-3 inches because of the rain!  I thought for sure they had drowned from all that rain!  

Now if only the deer and geese will leave them alone, I'll be happy :-)

Here's hoping for lots of canning opportunities this summer/fall

Friday, June 14, 2013

Greenhouse update

'Here is a photo of the green house plants Monday 10 June ... 
Top is cabbage, green
Then cabbage, red
 Then pumpkin, sweet pie
Bottom, tomato, cherry red

We got the green cabbage in the ground today ... Boy were they root bound and tangled but we got four good crooked rows out of them.

I put DS#2 in charge of digging the holes with a porthole digger and he got a bit windy ... He says it comes from only having one eye (which he does) we decided to stop after the greens were in because it was getting too hot in the sun fir old-lady me and the kids needed to get going on raking the grass clippings to put around the Greens to keep the weeds From growing.

Of course my daughters favorite part was walking barefoot in the mud that still sits along the south edge of the field.

Oh the photo: